Monday, March 28, 2011

I created this card for the "It's All About Lace" challenge #12 at Crop Stop.

Believe it or not I had some extra time this weekend and worked on a few scrappy projects.  The challenge at Crop Stop inspired me to make a card and use up some old stash.  I think this is the last little bit of October Afternoon . . . loved this paper!  The other goodies are a little bit of this and that left over from other projects.  It feels good to use up old supplies :)

Friday, March 25, 2011


Ever wonder about the abbreviation ASAP? Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet,
You’ve got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry,
ASAP – Always Say A Prayer.

In the midst of family chaos,
Quality time is rare,
Do your best; let God do the rest,
ASAP – Always Say A Prayer.

It may seem like your worries,
Are more than you can bare,
Slow down and take a breather,
ASAP – Always Say A Prayer.

God knows how stressful life is,
He wants to ease our cares,
And He’ll respond to all your needs,
ASAP – Always Say A Prayer.

Got two layouts done this week -

 one just for fun

and the other one for a sketch challenge over at AWDML.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Don’t take things for granted!

I exercise regularly, eat right and at 58 am not taking any medications at all and consider myself healthy. I think I have taken my health for granted because I’m so lucky to have it.
I have had this little annoying numbness and cramping in my hands and feet . . . a type of unexplained neuropathy. I thought it should be checked out and followed up on the advice of my neurologist and had a routine lumbar puncher preformed. There was nothing routine about it. I ended up leaking spinal fluid . . . what an ordeal! After spending 7 days in bed on my back, a doctors office visit, 2 ER visits and an overnight stay in the hospital . . . what a way for God to get my attention! The down time allowed me to have one of those aha moments. I realized (again) that it’s the little things in life that make the big things in life worth while. I was able to gain some clarity and focus as to what I need to be doing. I never doubted that God was there for me . . . but I did wonder what He had in store for me???  I’m giving God all the praise and glory for my healing.

A week of no scrapbooking or card making caused me to go through paper crafting withdrawal lol!
So this past weekend I created two cards - one for the March 15th card challenge at My Sketch World and

(I loved making the flower out of a zipper!)

 the other for the March 17th sketch challenge at AWDML.

Monday, March 7, 2011


It seems like there are not enough hours in the day/week to get everything done! I wonder if that’s true . . . or do I just not use my time efficiently? . . . I don’t think so!

I did a little assessment of my time for an average week -

Sleeping - 49 hours
Grooming - 10.5 hours
Meals - (preparing and clean-up) - 14 hours
Commuting (to/from work) - 5 hours
Errands (grandkids to/from school, post office, cleaners, etc.) - 7 hours
Activities (church, gym, scrap booking, TV, reading, on-line sites, etc.) - 16 hours
Job - 40 hours (and then some)
Total 157.5
There are 168 hours in a week . . .
That leaves me 10.5 hours and I have not done the laundry, cleaned the house or done the shopping or studied . . . I’m out of time!

I did however have enough time to participate in the AWDML Birthday Bash Crop this weekend and managed to get a card and 2 layouts done . . . and won a door prize!

and this layout of Elisha using the oh so cute Echo Park Little Boy Collection